Recommended for you Related Items:dema, filipino comminity tci, International cleanup drive, tcips Climate Change blamed for seawater woes in Grand Turk Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ECO CLEAN UP brought in bags of garbage from the sea and surrounding Bight community in Provo.TCIPS school and the Filipino Community in TCI among the groups joining the coastal clean up initiative led by the Department of Environment and Maritime Affairs (DEMA). Emergency action in Grand Turk due to sea surges Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Embassy of Philippines wants stronger bond with TCI Government
Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNovember 10, 2014 (Digicel TCI Press Release) – Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands – Digicel launched it’s ‘Come Together this Christmas’ Promotion on November 11 in its flagship store in Providenciales and unveiled the latest additions to its range of Smartphones.The Christmas Promotion allows customers who purchase select Samsung and DL Smartphone models to automatically enter the $10,000 cash giveaway. Five lucky customers will win $1,000 each with one lucky customer walking away with the grand Prize of $5,000.For prepaid customers, topping up also gives them a chance to win fantastic weekly prizes from bonus credit, cash, phones and two grand prize giveaways of a Home makeover courtesy of Digicel and their partner KB Homes Center.Also just in time for the holidays are two new smartphones, added to the popular Digicel DL range – they are the DL 800 and DL 900, both affordably priced and packed with features for the smartphone and data lover.With the continuing rollout of its 4G and LTE networks across the Caribbean and Central America, Digicel’s sights are firmly set on ensuring that everyone everywhere can benefit from access to superfast internet speeds at affordable prices and achieve extraordinary things in their everyday lives. As such the DL 800 is competitively priced at $89 postpaid and $99 prepaid while the DL 900 retails for $109 Postpaid and $129 prepaid.Head of Marketing, Ava-Dayne Fulford comments, “With the latest additions to our own range of Android phones, we are delivering an even bigger, better smartphone experience to customers at an affordable price. These along with the sleek and popular Samsung handsets provide a range of best options for our customers. In addition, Several persons will become winners through our promotions which at Christmas time are always geared towards making persons happy and allowing them to ‘Come together’ with family and friends in a more meaningful way.”END Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Thousands without power in TCI TCI Govt meets with Digicel and Carnival Cruise Lines Related Items:christmas promo, digicel, giveaways, prices Digicel T&T Donates Supplies to Anguilla and British Virgin Islands
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Nov. 24 (JIS): Jamaica’s small farmers and food producers are set to benefit from a European Union (EU)-funded project, aimed at raising the quality of food products and increasing access to export markets.The project, being implemented under the €7.25 million Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) II Programme, was launched this morning (November 24), at the Courtleigh Hotel, New Kingston.The initiative, dubbed ‘EPA Support to Jamaican Food Exports,’ aims to work with farmers and small and medium enterprises to lift the quality of their food products, such as sauces and spices, Blue Mountain Coffee and packed fresh produce for local distribution as well as export.It will also help producers identify and access new markets beyond the traditional export zones.The EPA II programme is being executed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and is focused on improving the competitiveness of specific value chains with export potential, as well as strengthening the quality and standards control environment.Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, in his remarks at the launch, noted that the project seeks to increase and diversify the country’s exports and impact positively on employment, while contributing to poverty reduction, particularly in rural areas.“We welcome the positive impact that the project will have in promoting control in the use of chemicals in agricultural production, and wide implementation of environmentally-friendly management schemes, and relevant certification,” Mr. Hylton said.He added that the Ministry also appreciates the greater attention that is being placed on international food safety standards and access to safer foods for Jamaicans.He noted that traditionally, the country’s trade policies have been guided by the concept of selling primary raw materials and low value finished products into the global marketplace.“We are moving beyond that and that is one of the reasons we welcome this project. We have to build the capacity of the Jamaican companies to upgrade and to become integrated into the global value chain. We must move beyond the domestic market,” Mr. Hylton stated.The Industry Minister further noted that the project should go a far way in addressing the country’s trade deficit, competitiveness and growth, while integrating the economy into global markets.For his part, Resident Representative of the IFC, Rajeev Gopal, informed that over the next 25 months, the entity will work with local companies and associations to connect small and medium enterprises in Jamaica’s food sector with importers, who are interested in buying Jamaican food products.He said the IFC will seek to build the capacity of trade associations and others to better serve their members by increasing their ability to tap into new markets; and help farmers to improve their agricultural practices through business training, risk management and technical support, aimed at improving their productivity.“The road ahead may have challenges, but it also holds significant promise. The IFC stands ready to continue being a partner to Jamaica’s food sector, its entrepreneurs and its farmers,” Mr. Gopal said.Head of the Delegation of the EU in Jamaica, Ambassador Paola Amadei, noted that with business reforms being undertaken, “we will see a more competitive and diversified Jamaican economy, to the benefit of all citizens.”“The European Union will continue to assist Jamaica in achieving these objectives,” Mrs. Amadei said. One Stop Shop plan Rebooted, who knew? Finance Ministry to work with OECD on taxes Turks & Caicos will be hit, if EU dumped by British Related Items:Anthony Hylton, Blue Mountain Coffee, Economic Partnership Agreement, european union, good food quality, Rajeev Gopal Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you
Related Items:British Atlantic Financial Services, finacial services commission, kevin higgins, liquidation, premier rufus ewing Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Row over Grand Turk infrastructure reaches fever pitch in Parliament Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Bishop says peace & prosperity is everybody’s responsibility at Law Enforcers Church Service Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 12 Jan 2015 – There was no government or private sector bail-out plan supplied as an alternative to ending British Atlantic Financial Services Ltd operating in the Turks and Caicos Islands and on Friday the Chief Justice ruled that the company be liquidated. Around 2,600 policy holders will now have to wait and see what returns they get on the dollar for their near three decades of saving with BAFSL in some cases. The financial institution, reportedly millions of dollars in the hole, had been in the hand of provisional liquidators PriceWaterHouseCoopers since last month so this decision was not a huge surprise to some of the policy holders to whom we spoke. It is still unclear why government never moved to rescue the institution when Premier Rufus Ewing, in a called press conference spoke passionately about the handling of the case by the Financial Services Commission managing director, Kevin Higgins even calling for the decisions made surrounding the matter to be investigated and the Premier made an appeal to the Supreme Court to be considerate of the case and the Premier pledged that his government would do its best to bail out. A first step in that plan was revealed by Hon Dr. Rufus Ewing as meeting with the Opposition. That first step never happened. Another hearing in the case of BAFSL, which also got slammed in social media for what some residents called outrageous salaries and lack of information flowing to stakeholders is set for February 28, 2015.
Related Items:Agnes Swann, Karen Missick, linda williams, Llewlyn Handfield, national honors awards, oneal delancy, Rev Dr. Conrad Howell Adaptation of National Song debuts in memory of writer, Conrad Howell Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 16 Apr 2015 – Nominations are now being accepted for the seven National Awards and Medals and the deadline for entries is June 30th, 2015. During a radio talk show to the nation on Wednesday, the National Awards and Honors Committee explained how the bestowels will work and how the public has been really made the architects of who will be rewarded for their selflessness to country and humanity. Dr. Linda Williams led a vigorous discussion as Chairman of the committee and explained that the forms are available in every island and cay and finally gives the public the chance to say, and with evidence, who it believes should be a National Hero. Also on the Committee, Bill Archie Clare, who shared that this journey started in 2003 and has since grown to now encompass a national award for Youth. There is a guidelines booklet, which explains the criteria of the nominees and a form at the back of that very same booklet can be filled out. Nominations must be in on time, the Committee will only be responsible for handing over a list of candidates to the TCI Cabinet – they are not the selectors of the winners and cannot themselves be nominated while serving on this prestigious body. Cabinet ultimately determines who will be awarded year by year under the auspices of the Premier. While only one National Hero will be awarded each year, other categories can have up to four candidates gaining a medal or the honor. Again, you can now find the purple and golden colored guidelines booklet countrywide at clinics, hospitals, NIB, NHIB, Office of the Premier, libraries and District Commissioners’ offices. Other Committee members include: Agnes Swann, Karen Missick, Rev Dr. Conrad Howell, Llewlyn Handfield and former speaker of the House, Oneal Delancy. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you PDM on Passing of Conrad Howell Premier speaks following Howell’s body discovery
T&T Heats up with Festivals, New Meetings Space and Hotel Deals this Summer UN calls Trinidad and Tobago Happiest Caribbean Nation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPort of Spain, Trinidad – April 28, 2015 – The numbers are in and Trinidad & Tobago has been named the “happiest” Caribbean nation yet again. With its vibrant lifestyle, dynamic culture, booming business center, strong government and, of course, largest Carnival celebration in the Caribbean, it is no surprise that the dual-island nation leads the way in happiness. According to the World Happiness Report from the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) released on April 23, 2015, the destination ranked highest in happiness in the Caribbean and 41st in the world. Trinidad & Tobago’s flourishing culinary scene and year round festivals, combined with local steel pan and soca music and picturesque beaches, bring out the happiness in both locals and visitors alike. Whether sampling world-renowned street food on “The Avenue” [Ariapita Avenue], “wining” to the music at cultural and food festivals, getting a taste of adventure in the mountains of Trinidad or unwinding on Pigeon Point beach in Tobago, Trinbagonians have plenty of reasons to smile. Additionally, with 15 public holidays last year, Trinidad & Tobago is among the top ten countries in the world for the number of public holidays.The World Happiness Report aims to help country leaders recognize the importance of happiness and well-being for the success of the world and sustainable development. Researchers examine 11 areas essential to happiness and well-being, including health, education, local government, personal security, income and overall satisfaction with life. Trinidad & Tobago was also the top-ranked Caribbean nation in the previous Happiness Report, which was published in 2013.For more information on Trinidad & Tobago visit www.goTrinidadandTobago.com or www.visittobago.gov.tt. Recommended for you Tobago International cycling classic Related Items:happiest nation in the caribbean, trinidad and tobago Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Thorne, QC maintains SIPT Trial is political vendetta Ten Year Anniversary, Commission of Inquiry announced for TCI this day in history 2008 Related Items:beryn duncanson, commission of inquiry, margaret ramsey-hale, mike misick, qc thorne, ralph thorne, Sipt, sir robin auld Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI: Judge rules there is ‘a case’; all nine defendants will go to trial in September Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 31 Jul 2015 – Next Week, Michael Misick will formally argue that the Turks and Caicos Islands judiciary went too far when it set up a special court to hear the SIPT cases of alleged government corruption. Misick in a news release shares with media that next week, a constitutional case will be launched before Chief Justice, Margaret Ramsey-Hale. The applicant, Michael Misick, through his Attorneys-at-Law, Ralph A. Thorne, QC and Beryn Duncanson are challenging the constitutionality of the court headed by retired Jamaican judge Harrison. The lawyers are also challenging the power of the court to order a trial without a jury. Misick contends the circumstances in the TCI did not warrant this move. “We are contending that the government has established a special court akin to those of other countries that have experienced severe, social, political and military unrest. Unless it can be demonstrated that this kind of upheaval has taken place in Turks & Caicos, every citizen of this country remains equally entitled to the protection of the constitution.” The attorneys for Misick, the first and a former Premier of the Turks and Caicos explain that others are being given rights that Michael Eugene Misick himself is being denied. QC Thorne calls the constitutional challenge case important and regretful adding that it is wrong that the report from Sir Robin Auld and the Commission of Inquiry he led in 2009 have dictated some contents of the 2011 TCI Constitution. “It is a matter of some regret that a document which sought to prescribe solutions to a political crisis has transfigured portions of itself into to a legal regime of trial in a non-traditional court and without a jury. It seems horribly wrong in a stable democracy with a strong inheritance of English legal values and we hope to persuade the court to a similar view.” Again this argument will be laid out in the Provo Supreme Court next week.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Ministry throws Sports a big night in Turks and Caicos Related Items:judith robinson, sports awards, sports meeting Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 14 Oct 2015 – Sporting bodies around the country are being called to convene this Friday October 16 at 11am at the Gus Lightbourne gym. The meeting comes ahead of an anticipated Sports Awards program which is set for October 24th. Sports Hall of Fame gets first inductees; all women
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 21, 2017 – Nassau – Police are searching for two men responsible for a shooting incident that has left a man dead on Friday 21st April 2017. According to reports, shortly after 10:00pm, a man was driving his vehicle in the area of Bola Alley and Augusta Street, when two men armed with handguns approached his vehicle and fired several shots at him before fleeing on foot. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigations are ongoing.POLICE ARE APPEALING TO ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING THIS INCIDENT, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, IS URGED TO ANONYMOUSLY CONTACT THE POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300-8476 (FAMILY ISLANDS).#MagneticMediaNews#searchforsuspectsinshootingdeath#BolaAlleyshooting Related Items:#BolaAlleyshooting, #magneticmedianews, #searchforsuspectsinshootingdeath
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #TSBrethitsTrinidadandTobago Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTrinidad & Tobago, June 20, 2017 – Tropical Storm Bret was drenching Trinidad last night as residents endured a thing they rarely, even never ever do: an Atlantic cyclone.“Please, please, please guys we have honestly no idea how this thing is going to turn out, what is going to take place, and we just have to basically trust in God right not that yes the storm is going to pass, but we’re going to be able to withstand what may come our way.”Grenada is in the cross hairs too, so are other Winward Islands like Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao and the South American country of Venezuela. And while Bret is dumping 2 to 4 inches of rain and creating 9 foot swells, forced schools and government offices to close and continues to move WNW at 21mph, it is expected that western United States will see that other strong system in the Atlantic Basin evolve to become Tropical Storm Cindy and it could be today.A tropical storm warning is issued for from Intracoastal City, Louisiana eastward to the mouth of the Pearl River at the Lousiana-Mississippi border. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect from west of Intracoastal City to High Island, Texas.The pulse is reporting that, “Forecasters now say there’s an 80 percent chance that the system will strengthen into a tropical storm — which would likely be named Tropical Storm Cindy — within the next several days. Florida and Alabama aren’t out of the woods, however; the National Weather Service in Mobile issued a bulletin Monday afternoon, saying that “significant weather impacts are expected across our region as all of the heavy weather will be well east of the [storm’s] center.”Rainfall could be from 4 to 10 inches with dangerous surf conditions today and flash flood warnings from tonight into Thursday.#MagneticMediaNews#TSBrethitsTrinidadandTobago Nine foot waves expected, schools and Govt offices closed in Trinidad
Students of Community Christian Academy tour FLOW Headquarters and meet TCI Olympian Related Items:#DelanoWilliams, #magneticmedianews TCI exposed to terror attack survivor from 1972 Olympics Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#United Kingdom, August 11, 2017 – London – TCIs first Olympian, #DelanoWilliams will run in the 4x400m heats on Saturday with Team Great Britain in the early session, and hopefully the team makes it through… and they should, to compete in the finals and to medal. Team GB will run out of lane six in heat 2.The first three teams qualify to advance to the finals which is slated as the finale event of the 2017 World Championships of the IAAF. The heats in the 4x400m begin at 5:50am, our time on Saturday.#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you
In an exclusive interview after their 2-1 home win against Brighton, Cardiff City midfielder Aron Gunnarsson has reiterated his commitment to the club.Saturday’s home win at Cardiff City Stadium came at an important time, according to Gunnarsson, as the international break approaches this week.“It was huge for us,” Gunnarsson told the club’s website.“It was important to get the three points heading into the international break. The boys did ever so well to win the game, coming from behind.“We’re going to need everybody this season. There was pressure on us to get the three points considering it was 11 men against 10 for that long. But we needed to be patient, and that patience paid off.”The Iceland captain also took time to praise his manager Neil Warnock and the impact he has had at the club.Pep Guardiola: “Aymeric Laporte’s injury doesn’t look good” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola admits Aymeric Laporte’s injury “does not look good” and fears the defender will be out for a long time.“You can see the difference from when he took over to where we are at the moment. He’s done a fantastic job – everyone in Cardiff knows how well it’s worked” he continued.“He gets the lads going and he wants everyone to work in the same direction. It’s working well at the moment and we need to keep that going.“There’s another big game coming up against Everton after the international break.“I’m always going to give 100%, no matter if I’m in the last year of my deal. I’m here for the badge.“I’m here to do it for Cardiff, to do a job for the boys, for the fans, and for everyone involved with Cardiff City Football Club.“That’s just how I am, that’s how I’ve been and I will always be like this.”
Spanish goalkeeper Pepe Reina dreams of coaching great teams like Barcelona or Real Madrid in the futureThe 36-year-old was born in Madrid, but came through Barcelona’s famous “La Masia” youth academy and is the son of club legend Miguel Reina.After making 30 appearances for Barcelona, Reina moved on in 2002 to Villarreal where his performances earned him a switch to Liverpool.It was at Anfield where Reina established himself as one of the world’s finest goalkeepers.The Spaniard won the Premier League Golden Glove award for three straight seasons and went on to impress again at Napoli.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Currently, Reina plays for AC Milan as a backup option to the club’s young keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma after signing a three-year deal in the summer.But it appears that Reina is already planning for the next stage of his career.“In the future, I would like to train teams like Barcelona or Real Madrid, it’s every coach’s dream, Reina told Onda Cero.“I want to enjoy football in these three years, but I want to prepare very well to become a winning coach in the future”.Reina has made 4 appearances for Milan this season in the Europa League.
The Argentinean Boca Juniors star is not happy the Copa Libertadores Final is taking place in Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu stadiumRiver Plate and Boca Juniors will play in the Copa Libertadores Final on Sunday at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.This decision was taken by Conmebol after the match in Buenos Aires had to be suspended for an attack on Boca’s bus.“It’s a CONMEBOL thing. This is a Copa Libertadores game and they did not consider neither the fans nor the players,” Tevez told Live Soccer TV.Match Preview: River Plate vs Boca Juniors Boro Tanchev – September 1, 2019 It is time for one of the most intense derby games in the world, as River Plate and Boca Juniors go head-to-head tonight at 22:00 (CET).“As a friend told me, CONMEBOL has three nutjobs behind a desk who have no idea on how things should be handled.”“I apologize to the fans, this had nothing to do with us,” he added.“I’m not happy having to play at the Bernabeu, it’s not a good thing for us players to be removed from our environment to play a game such as this one.”“They took away from us the chance to celebrate in our bitter rivals’ ground, and they did the same to River fans, in case they were able to beat us,” he concluded.
Brighton & Hove Albion defender Bernardo is hopeful the hamstring injury he picked up against West Ham United isn’t too serious.The left-back picked up the injury during a footrace with West Ham’s Michail Antonio, as the full-back sprinted away down the right to cross for Marko Arnautovic to level the scores at 2-2.Talking afterward, Bernardo said, according to Brighton & Hove Independent: “It’s something new for me, I’ve never had this muscle tightness.”“It was in the action of the second goal when I sprinted. I don’t know if it was when I stretched my leg to block the cross or if it was during the sprint.”“I fell on the floor and when I stood up, it was really tight. I could run and walk normally but it was burning, so right now all I can say is it doesn’t seem that bad because I can still do all the movements but I’ll know more tomorrow morning.”Pep Guardiola is convinced Manchester City will improve Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – May 12, 2019 Ahead of the crucial end of the season for Manchester City, Pep Guardiola is convinced his squad will improve even more next season.It appears…Asked if the ball had gone out for West Ham’s equaliser, Bernardo said: “I hoped but it didn’t happen. I tried my best but it was not enough.“He’s (Antonio) a very physical player. We were side to side during the sprint and in the last second he touched me, I lost balance and he managed to make a pass backwards and the guy was there to score.”“It’s a pity, I tried what I could but it was not enough.”
The Real Madrid manager has responded, once again, about the Isco situation, while talking about two other players.Real Madrid and Espanyol will face off on Sunday night in a Spanish La Liga new fixture.And just ahead of the important match, the Los Blancos manager Santiago Solari has spoken to the press about what’s coming for the team.“The only battle that exists is that of the next match,” Solari told Marca after being asked about Isco.“Benzema is in great form. He’s having a great year. I always say that he is very generous.”“He is playing the vast majority of matches and he is one of the players with the highest minutes [accumulated],” he added.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“He’s generous because he’s playing with pain. He’s one of the best strikers in the world.”“Vinicius is football and we are in a game that has his characteristics,” he said about the 18-year-old.“His adaptation has been very fast. He is 18 years old and his adaptation has been very good.”“We’ll see who is playing tomorrow and in the next few weeks,” Solari continued.“The players who are recovering, we want them to be ready as soon as possible. Gareth is important for us because he is a fantastic footballer.”
On today’s match between Birmingham and Aston Villa, a supporter ran onto the pitch to hit Villa’s Jack Grealish.In the tenth minute of the game between Birmingham City and Aston Villa in the English Championship, a fan jumped into the field in order to hit Villa’s Jack Grealish in the head.Players from both teams confronted the fan, while security wrestled him to the ground, and then he was arrested by police.And ex-Aston Villa player Dean Saunders lashed out against the supporter.“I have played football all my life, and I’ve never been so shocked,” he told talkSPORT.“That is absolutely scandalous.”“He’s got to get jailed. Give him five years. He’s let Birmingham down, he’s let football down, he’s let the country down. Think about the implications for your children and my children.”Cowley explains why he changed his mind about Huddersfield Manuel R. Medina – September 9, 2019 Last week Danny Cowley rejected the chance to coach Huddersfield Town in the English Championship, but today he accepted saying it was a good opportunity.“You’re going to end up putting fences back round the ground where people can’t watch the games properly,” he continued.“What he’s done today has ruined not just football in England, this will go round the world, it gives idiots ideas.”“You’ve got Tavernier’s (referring to Rangers captain, James Tavernier, who was confronted by a Hibernian supporter during the sides’ match on Friday this week); Brendan Rodgers’ house gets burgled; you’ve got knife crime in England life you’ve never seen before; you’ve got people throwing glass bottles on the pitch (referring to the incident last Saturday in which Celtic’s Scott Sinclair was almost hit with a glass bottle at Hibs),” he said.“Nobody’s got any respect for anybody anymore, it’s not just football, this (incident) just brings it all to a head.”Jack Grealish post match interview. [sky sports] #avfc pic.twitter.com/OMcOpBvJHD— villareport (@villareport) March 10, 2019
00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsLA JOLLA (KUSI) – Thousands of University of California service workers began a three-day strike today at campuses and medical facilities across the state, including at UC San Diego’s Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla.Service workers represented by Local 3299 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees voted overwhelmingly last month to authorize a strike if no progress were made in negotiations. UC officials have repeatedly criticized the union for calling the strike, accusing it of rejecting an offer of “fair, multi-year wage increases and excellent medical and retirement benefits.”In light of the impasse, the university system last month imposed contract terms on the union for the 2017-18 fiscal year, including 2 percent pay increases. The UC’s latest contract offer to the union included annual 3 percent raises over the next four years, according to the university. The union denounced the move to impose contract terms, responding by issuing a notice of a strike set to last until Wednesday.“We’ve bargained in good faith for over a year to address the widening income, racial and gender disparities that front-line, low-wage workers at UC are living every day,” AFSCME Local 3299 President Kathryn Lybarger said. “Instead of joining us in the effort to arrest these trends, UC has insisted on deepening them — leaving workers no option but to strike.” UC officials said in a statement that they “strongly disagree with AFSCME’s decision to strike, which will negatively impact patients, studentsand the UC community.“We are doing everything in our power to limit disruptions on our campuses and medical centers to ensure our patients get the care they need and our students the services they deserve,” according to the UC. The UC insisted that its service workers — including custodians, gardeners, food service workers and facilities maintenance staff — are compensated at or above the market rate, “and in some cases, by as much as 17 percent higher than comparable jobs.”University officials said the union is demanding a 6 percent annual wage increase, “which is twice what other UC employees have received.” They said their final offer included, in addition to the pay raises, a lump-sum payment upon contract ratification, health benefits consistent with those of other workers and continuation of pension benefits for existing employees. New employees would be given a choice between a pension or a 401(K)- style retirement plan.Lybarger, however, accused the university of “subverting” the bargaining process by imposing contract terms on workers. “Administrators are already showing us that we can expect more unequal treatment if we don’t stand up, fight back and hold UC accountable to its hollow claims of “pioneering a better future,”’ Lybarger said.According to the union, the strike will involve 9,000 service workers, but they will be joined by more than 15,000 Patient Care Technical workers. The union represents workers such as security guards, groundskeepers, custodians, respiratory therapists, nursing aides and surgical technicians. The workers span UC’s 10 campuses, five medical centers, numerous clinics and research laboratories, according to the union. UC employees hit picket lines for three-day strike Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: UC San Diego FacebookTwitter Elizabeth Alvarez May 8, 2018 Posted: May 8, 2018 Elizabeth Alvarez,
Posted: July 30, 2018 Scripps Health to Provide Free Cancer Screenings to Lifeguards , Updated: 8:17 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA (KUSI) While Summer is in full swing and people are soaking up the the sunshine at the beach- take caution, for those rays can increase your risk for skin cancer.That’s why Scripps Health is providing free screenings to lifeguards and other first responders.KUSI’s Dani Ruberti was live at Cardiff this afternoon, reporting why it’s important that we all take steps to prevent this disease. July 30, 2018 Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter